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FOOTbrake – Folding “shoes” for cyclists that fit in a jersey pocket

on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Hardcore cyclists wear special shoes with cleats that hook into the pedals of their bicycles. These cleats make it difficult to walk around when they stop for a break during a ride. The FOOTbrake is a pair of thin flip-flop style sandals that fold up and store in a water resistant cinch sack that canRead More…

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Waterfield Designs Cycling Ride Pouch is a wallet and then some for your bike gear

on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Posted in: News, Wallets

We’re fans of Waterfield Designs (AKA SFBags) around here at The Gadgeteer, and we’re also fans of wallets and pouches to hold our small personal items. Waterfield Designs teamed up with Australia-based ELEVEN vélo, a bicyling-focused design studio, to create this leather wallet sized to fit in your cycling jersey’s back pocket. While in some ways a bigger version of theirRead More…

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Signal your intentions with the Biking Glowes

on Friday, July 18th, 2014

Bicycles don’t usually come with lights on them, and the add-on kits are usually either reflectors or lights that just alert drivers that someone is cycling in front of them.  During the day, you can use the hand signals you learned in driver’s ed classes to indicate when you will be making a turn, butRead More…

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Fly6 is a bicycle tail light that reminds others to safely share the road

on Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Some time ago, Kingsley Fiegert was out riding his bicycle when someone in a passing car leaned out and shot him with a slingshot.  Kingsley was understandably in shock and in a great deal of pain, and he didn’t have the presence of mind to note the car’s license plate.  Kingsley and his business partner, Andrew Hagen,Read More…

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Fix a flat tire on your bike without even removing the tire

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

We just found an inexpensive bike for our daughter to take with her to college, and now we begin the expensive task of collecting all the things she’ll need to keep it on the road.  I’ve been trying to find items for a tool kit that she can carry in her backpack, and of courseRead More…

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Would you believe – bike fenders you can carry on a keychain?

on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

If you’re a bike commuter, you know how a sudden rainstorm can wreck your day.  If your bike doesn’t have a rear fender, you can end up with mud, water, or road grease sprayed up the back of your clothing – not how you want to show up for a meeting or your work day.Read More…

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The Skylock is a smart bike lock

on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

My daughter is going to college in the fall, and that means we’re making lists of things she’ll need to take with her.  She’s thinking about taking a bike for the trek from the freshman dorms to her classes, and that means she’ll need a bike lock.  A lock like the Skylock would make herRead More…

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Brooks leather tool bag for bicyclists

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Brooks Saddles Challenge Tool Bag was first designed and patented in 1896, and it’s been keeping bicyclists’ tools handy since then.  These gorgeous leather bags attach to the saddle of your bike with leather straps; the buckles of the straps are located inside the bag for greater security.  The strap that buckles the ToolRead More…

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Fixed light system for bicycles from Sparse

on Monday, March 31st, 2014

Sparse offers bright, theft-resistant lights for your bicycle that will not only make others aware of your presence on the road, but will also illuminate your path as you turn.  The Spacer Light replaces a spacer beneath your stem. The light fits both 1″ and 1 1/8″ steer tubes; this mounting keeps the light pointing inRead More…

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The quest for a better Segway?

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

When the Segway was first announced in 2001, inventor Dean Kamen declared that it would change the way people move around in urban environments.  While its incredibly high price tag made it unapproachable for most people, a new Indiegogo campaign, URB-E seeks to be the next urban transport king.  Available in the 3-wheel Commuter model orRead More…

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The Lock8 bike lock offers extra layers of protection

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Although any bike lock can be broken by a determined theft, the Lock8 Smart Bike Lock offers extra layers of protection to make it less likely that your bike will be stolen. Part of the Lock8 is mounted on your bike, and it serves as the attachment point for a lock chain to secure yourRead More…

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Increase your safety by adding turn signals to you bicycle

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Attach the Wireless Bicycle Turn Signal from Fancy to the post under the seat of your bike, and you’ll increase your visibility and safety.  A wireless push-button controller mounts on the handlebars controls the left/right turn signals and the hazard/safety mode.  The ultra-bright LEDs and an audible alarm ensures that others are aware of yourRead More…

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BitLock: A keyless lock for your bicycle

on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

I’ve been researching keyless locks for houses recently, and I found this method of locking up your bike.  BitLock is a Kickstarter project actively seeking funding.  BitLock is a big, sturdy-looking lock for securing your bike to a post or rack.  It’s made of re-enforced, heat-treated, cut-resistant steel; the shackle is 0.47″ thick, so itRead More…

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Let Hammerhead guide your next bike ride

on Sunday, October 20th, 2013

The Hammerhead is a crowdfunded handlebar mounted smart and social bike navigator device which features LED lights that show turn by turn directions. The LEDs are able to provide comprehensive route information while keeping your hands on the handlebars. You can pair it up with your iOS or Android smartphone to enjoy social sharing features thatRead More…

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Make your pedaling count for something with the AllPuter Bike Dynamo

on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The Bike Dynamo from AllPuter.com looks like the perfect gadget for cyclists. It installs on the rear wheel of the bike and provides a USB connection that will allow you to charge your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, GPS or other devices (see site for compatibility list) while you’re riding from point A to point B. ToRead More…

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The modern solution for bike storage

on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

If you have a garage, storing your bicycle isn’t really a problem.  You can just park it inside or you can hang it on the wall on hooks or hangers.  Those wall hangers don’t look very attractive, but it doesn’t matter if they are in the garage.  What if you live in an apartment andRead More…

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Knog Blinder 4 and 4V bicycle lights review

on Monday, July 15th, 2013
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Having given up the cigarettes for almost 10 months now  and feeling heaps fitter,  I decided it was time for me to step up my fitness.  What started as walking to the bus stop just outside the house, turned into walking about 2 kilometres to another bus route, which turned into walking the whole 5Read More…

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Swiss Army Knife multi-tool for cyclists

on Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Victorinox, the Swiss Army Knife company, has a new multi-tool designed just for cyclists.  The Bike Tool (item number 4.1329US1) is shown closed in the top image.  The bottom image shows the L-wrench with bit adapter, the eight bits that fit most screw types, and impact- and chemical-resistant plastic holder, and the tire lever.  The kitRead More…

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New On-Bike bags from Timbuk2 make your commute easier

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

Spring is coming, and you may be thinking of starting to ride your bike to work or school.  Timbuk2 has three new on-bike bags to make carrying your gear easier.  First up is the Basket Cycling Case (marked 1. in the image), which works as a “basket” with a variety of front bike baskets and flat-bed bikeRead More…

Lovetrack – it’s not what you think…

on Sunday, January 27th, 2013

I love riding bikes. I rode bikes as a kid, like everyone else, but I started again as an adult when I hit my mid-50s and health problems started rising. I quickly became addicted. Due to global climate change and the push-back against car-dominated design, there’s a new interest in bicycling all over the countryRead More…

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The folding bicycle helmet by Overade

on Monday, January 14th, 2013

Note:  This product is actively seeking funding on a European crowd-funding site called Ulule. Bicycle helmets are a necessity for safety but a pain when you’re not actually riding your bike. When not being worn, Overade’s folding helmet folds to reduce the volume of the helmet to a third of the original size for easy storage off theRead More…

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Nyne NB-200 Bluetooth speaker review

on Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Another month, another Bluetooth speaker. That’s the way it seems, anyway. Actually, new Bluetooth – and Apple AirPlay – speakers are being introduced in greater and greater numbers, way more than one per month! Nyne may not be a household name in audio gadgets, but they soon could be with products like their new NB-200 portableRead More…

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This new bicycle accessory is for the birds!

on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

If you got a new bicycle for Christmas (or already have one) and like a touch of whimsy, this is the perfect bike accessory for you!  This cute bluebird attaches to your handlebars and serves as both a warning bell and a light.  The Tweeting Bird Bike Light and Horn from Perpetual Kid has aRead More…

Trotify – You’re using coconuts!

on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Soldier: Who goes there?  King Arthur: It is I, Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot. King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, Sovereign of all England! Soldier: Pull the other one! King Arthur: I am, and this is my trusty servant Patsy. We have ridden the length and breadth ofRead More…

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Carrera Foldable Helmet

on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Ever had trouble trying to make a bicycle helmet fit your old noggin?  It normally involves buying a size too big and then using heaps of foam padding to make it fit “comfortably”.  The foldable helmet from Carrera uses an accordion type mechanism to ensure a much better fit without having to muck about with tooRead More…